I'm looking at a couple of treadle machines that (coincidentally) are both around this age and am just wondering what to look for...
One is a Minnesota Noorwood class treadle with a 4 drawer table (the drawers are mismatched though - 2 are the same and 2 are different) and the other is a re-badged Eldredge "Improved" model B treadle with a really distinctive badge on the machine as well as the irons.
I can find info on the Minnesota machine but not the other one. However, I LOVE the quirkiness of the irons in particular on the other one. I'm not sure if I'm correct in presuming there won't be much difference in the sewing quality of the machines if they're both manufactured around the same time in the same country?
I'd love to hear your thoughts - and about your highlights (or regrets) in terms of owning/using a machine of this era.